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Should you ever use oleander plant as a topical treatment ?

Should you ever use oleander plant as a topical treatment ?

Probably not: Since all parts of the oleander plant are toxic, especially when eaten, it's probably not wise to use it topically, either, since enough may be absorbed through the skin (especially if applied to a rash) to cause problems. ...Read more

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What are some poisonous plants?

What are some poisonous plants?

Many: Some plants cause surface issues like poison ivy. Others like jimson weed contain chemicals that can cause toxicity to the body. The list is long and basically do not eat anything unless you are confident of its origin. Included in this list are some mushrooms that are highly toxic. ...Read more

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What plants are used for making manly tea?

What plants are used for making manly tea?

Manly Tea: The manly tea company makes many types of tea. Did you have one in mind? Tea is derived from a tree called camellia sinensis. ...Read more

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Should you stay away from nightshade plants?

Should you stay away from nightshade plants?

No: Nightshade has a poisonous secretion which can be serious if ingested. But the presence of the plant, if undisturbed, is not a problem. Probably a good idea to have the plant removed if in your yard. ...Read more

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What are common plant allergens?

What are common plant allergens?

Ragweed: Ragweed, mulberry, sage grasses are some of the more common plant allergens. ...Read more

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Could dry potato seeds be planted?

Good question: But necessarily one that a physician would be able to answer. ...Read more

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What kind of plant/herb is boneset?

Boneset: Eupatorium perfoliatum is also called Thoroughwort. It was used medicinally by the American Indians. ...Read more

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What is the correct way to use aloe plant?

What is the correct way to use aloe plant?

Aloe: Aloe concentrated juice is excellent for direct application on sunburn (personal experience). It is bitter by mouth but some use a small amount diluted with water to reduce gastritis or espophagitis symptoms. It is not toxic but can make diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is a plant calcium safer than the rock form?

Is a plant calcium safer than the rock form?

Calcium is calcium: But getting adequate dietary calcium is always better than supplements if you can maintain an adequate dietary intake. Calcium is calcium, not matter what the source. ...Read more

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Is zinc less absorbed from plant-based food?

Is zinc less absorbed from plant-based food?

Plant sources of Zn.: Foods high in phytates, which bind zinc and decrease its absorption include legumes and other sources of fiber. Nevertheless, they are still good sources of zinc and have many other health benefits which substantially outweigh the presence of phytates, (which also help prevent zinc overdose). Good sources of zinc and fiber include spinach, mushrooms, seeds, nuts, beans, peas, and whole grains. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get salmonella from plants?

Is it possible to get salmonella from plants?

Yes, it is: Vegetables ; fruit may be irrigated or washed with contaminated water. Cross contamination can also occur during food preparation. ...Read more

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Please answer! what plants heal a stab wound?

Please answer! what plants heal a stab wound?

WHy plants ?: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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How could i get enough calcium from a plant source?

NO: If you are deficicient no plant is going to supply enough. ...Read more

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Are poinsettias or any other holiday plants poisonous?

Are poinsettias or any other holiday plants poisonous?

Yes: Eating poinsettia leaves can cause nausea and vomiting in adults and children. (as can cedar bark and pyracantha.) the sap can cause an allergic rash. Definite poisonous holiday plants include mistletoe, holly, amaryllis, daffodils, jerusalem cherry, and lilies. ...Read more

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